Cleo Verkuijl

Team Leader, Writer, and Editor

Cleo Verkuijl is a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute, based in Oxford. Her research focuses on legal and political dimensions of international climate change governance, including ways to increase international ambition and action to address the supply of fossil fuels.

She is a coordinating lead author of the Production Gap Report. Produced by leading research organizations and the UN, this is the first assessment of the gap between the targets of the Paris Agreement and countries’ planned production of coal, oil, and gas.

A Team Leader and writer for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin since 2015, Cleo has reported on UN processes on climate, ozone, and the Sustainable Development Goals, among others. She has taught environmental law and policy as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, and as a tutor for the University of Edinburgh.

Cleo has previously worked for the UN Environment Programme in Brussels and was a policy officer with the NGO network Climate Action Network International during the Paris climate negotiations. A Dutch national born and raised in Zimbabwe, she holds an LL.M. in Global Environment and Climate Law from the University of Edinburgh.